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    Default Do we live in the 18th century?

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    Default Re: Do we live in the 18th century?

    I suspect that many of us still do...

    At about four and a half minutes in, the video does something very unusual for such presentations; it gives the counter-arguments against it's own claim. As I was watching it, I was thinking about how a bit of sensationalism guiding a series of coincidences were being used and any other evidence ignored. When it began to refute its own claim, I was pleasantly surprised.
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